My philosophy of care is to treat each patient with compassion and respect.
I start each treatment plan with the NCCN national treatment guidelines
and then individualize the treatment based upon the patient's individual
needs and preferences. I allow extra time to print out copies of the patient's
CT and MRI scans so that they can by reviewed during the family conference.
I place a high priority in answering all of the patient's and family
I am involved in a charitable organization called
Athletes for Cancer. It raises money to send young adults with cancer to Maui for a therapeutic
camp that helps them heal from the emotional trauma of cancer treatment
by teaching them to surf. At the Maui camp I have served as the camp doctor
and surf instructor.
In my spare time I enjoy hiking, abalone diving, windsurfing, kiteboarding
and surfing with my family.